The Lagos State Government has exonerated five Dowen College students and five Dowen College officials in connection with the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old Dowen College student.
Kingsley Otuaro, the manager of the Lekki school building, was also exonerated.
The students who have been cleared by the state government are;
- 16-year-old Favour Benjamin,
- 16years old Edward Begu
- 14 years old Ansel Temile and
- 15years old Kenneth Inyang, as well as
- 15-year-old Micheal Kashamu, the son of late Senator Buruji Kashamu.
Celina Uduak, Valentine Igboekweze, Hammed Ayomo Bariyu, Adesanya Olusesan Olusegun, and one Adeyemi have all been cleared by the government through the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The state also ordered that all suspects who are still being held be released.
According to reports, Oromoni died as a result of injuries sustained in an attack on him by five senior students at the school for allegedly refusing to join their cult.
The 12-year-old boy died on November 30, 2020, after all attempts to save his life were futile.
According to the legal advice given to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, and the trial magistrate, Magistrate Olatunbosun Adeola, the interim and final autopsy reports issued by the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, as well as the toxicology report of post mortem samples and that of the Central Hospital, Warri, all agreed on the cause of death, which was Septicaemia, Lobar Pneumonia with Acute Pyelonephritis,
According to the legal advice, the toxicology results do not indicate the presence of any toxic or poisonous substance in the deceased’s body, as claimed by the family.